Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your holidays may look and feel different this year. The reality is that traveling to see friends and family, hosting or attending large parties/gatherings, and brushing off masks and social distancing may result in serious consequences. Here are some tips to stay safe during the holiday season: If you choose to get together make sure to maintain a distance of at least six feet. Wear a mask, especially around people who are outside your household. Limit your gathering to your immediate household members, if possible. Encourage proper hygiene and properly wash hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.